Country Profile

52
ODIN SCORE
South Africa
84th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
43 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
60 OPENNESS SCORE
OUT OF 100

Summary of Results

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures how complete a country’s statistical offerings are and whether their data meet international standards of openness. South Africa ranks 84th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 52. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 43 and a data openness subscore of 60.

The following tables show the coverage and openness scores for each data category. For more detailed information, view the Coverage and Openness tabs.

Rankings

Coverage Openness Overall
Global
OUT OF 187
130th 71st 84th
Southern Africa
OUT OF 5
1st 1st 1st

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 80 70 75
Education facilities 0 0 0
Education outcomes 30 60 45
Health facilities 0 0 0
Health outcomes 40 60 50
Reproductive health 30 60 45
Food security & nutrition 63 60 61
Gender statistics 30 60 45
Crime & justice 30 60 45
Poverty & income 30 60 45
Social Statistics subscore 33 49 41
National accounts 75 80 78
Labor 60 90 75
Price indexes 88 80 83
Government finance 75 70 72
Money & banking 0 0 0
International trade 100 70 81
Balance of payments 0 0 0
Economic Statistics subscore 60 56 57
Agriculture & Land Use 30 60 45
Resource use 38 80 61
Energy 50 90 75
Pollution 13 70 44
Built environment 70 70 70
Environment subscore 40 74 59
All Categories 43 60 52
Last updated: December 2, 2020

Coverage

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses coverage based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, coverage scores are based on the availability of indicators and disaggregations published, how many observations are available over the last 10 years, and if national and subnational data exist.

Indicators Not Published

Indicators are considered not published when no qualifying and disaggregated data are found. Not all indicators are required for full credit in every category.

35%
Number of Categories That Score 0

Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score. For most categories, the minimum amount of data is one indicator. There are 22 categories.

4
Indicators Lacking Sex Disaggregation

Sex- disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities.

43%

Coverage Element Scores, 2020

Click to see a description of each coverage element. Scoring criteria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the coverage element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Indicators and Disaggregation
This coverage element measures how many indicators and disaggregations are published within a category. In each category, all other coverage elements cannot score higher than this element so that coverage scores are not inflated by only a few datasets.
Data Available the Last 5 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 5 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
Data Available the Last 10 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 10 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
First Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the first administrative level within each category. First administrative levels are defined by the ISO 3166-2 standard and adjusted for country practices. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published data at this level. (See exemptions here.)
Second Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the second administrative level within each category. Second administrative levels are not defined and any further division of first administrative levels are accepted. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published at this level. (See exemptions here.)

Openness

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses openness based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, openness scores are based on the format and licensing of the datasets, the comprehensiveness of metadata, and what download options exist.

Data License/Terms of Use

The licensing or terms of use that govern the use and reuse of data assessed in ODIN are classified as Open, Some Restrictions, Not Open or Not Available (if no license is found). Below is licensing information for data from the national statistics office on their website and most prominent data portal, if applicable.

NSO Website

Statistics South Africa

Open

Openness Element Scores, 2020

Click to see description of each openness element. Scoring critieria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the openness element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Machine Readability
This openness element measures whether data are made available in machine readable formats. Machine readable file formats allow users to easily process data using a computer. Common machine readable formats include XLS, XLSX, CSV, and JSON files.
Nonproprietary Format
This openness element measures whether data are made available in nonproprietary formats. Nonproprietary file formats are important because they allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. Common nonproprietary formats include PDF, HTML, XLSX, DOCX, CSV, and JSON files.
Metadata Availability
This openness element measures whether metadata are available for the published indicators. Metadata must be located in or near the data file or on a designated metadata section of the website. ODIN looks for three aspects of metadata: (1) definition of indicator; (2) date of upload; and (3) Source agency.
Download Options
This openness element measures whether download options are available. ODIN looks for three download options: (1) bulk download (at the indicator level), (2) API, and (3) user-select download (custom downloads). Options 2 and 3 are interchangeable for scoring purposes.
Terms of Use or Data License
This openness element measures whether data are made available under an open license. Open licenses must allow the use, reuse, and sharing or adaption of data for commercial and noncommercial use without any obligation other than attribution, per the Open Definition. Licenses prohibiting commercial use or having two or more additional stipulations are classified as “Not Open”. Licenses with no more than one additional stipulation are classified as “Some Restrictions.” Licenses that do not explicitly state all allowed uses under the Open Definition and do not include restrictive language are also classified as “Some Restrictions.”

ODIN Indicators

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020 assesses data for 65 representative indicators in 22 data categories. The ODIN indicators are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all indicators produced by a country, but rather an indicative sample of the fundamental types of data produced by countries.

The table below shows a list of all ODIN indicators, whether qualifying data were found, and information about the coverage and openness criteria for each dataset. To qualify, a dataset must be published on the NSO website or an official government website linked from the NSO website. It must show national level data, have one of the required categorical disaggregations (if applicable), and present data from the last 10 years.

Not all indicators are required for full credit. More information about this can be found in our Methodology Guide.

ODIN 2020 Indicator List
(1.1) Population data Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2018 Page 88-89, Tables 1.1 and 1.2
P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2014 Page 72-73, Tables 1.1 and 1.2
P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2010 Page 49-50, Tables 1.1 and 1.2
(1.2) Birth rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
P0305 Recorded live births Pg. 45-48, Appendix G.5-G.8
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2017 Page 89-90, Appendix J
P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2014 Page 82-83, Appendix J
P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa 2010: Findings from death notification Page 81-82, Appendix J
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data Not Available
Education facilities
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data Not Available
Education facilities
(2.3) Education expenditures Data available
Education facilities

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education facilities Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report-92-01-05 - Education series volume V, 2017 Pg. 5, Table 1.1
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - School Stage
Years - 2015
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report 92-01-03 - Educational series volume III: Educational enrolment and achievement Pg. 48, Figure 3.1
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(3.3) Competency exam results Data available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, School Stage
Years - 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report-03-10-12 - Gender series volume II: Education and gender, page 126-128, Table 2.1.11, Table 2.1.13, Table 2.1.14,
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.3) Health expenditures Data Not Available
Health facilities
(5.1) Immunization rate Data available
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDG 2015 Country Report page 70, figure 10
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data available
Health outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Health outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Disease Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
General Household Survey 2016 Pg. 114, Table 5.9
General Household Survey 2018 Pg. 129, Table 5.9
General Household Survey 2010 Pg. 87 Table 5.9
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
SDG Country Report 2019 Pg. 63, Indicator 3.1.1, Figure 24
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 Pg. 11, Table 3
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
SDG Baseline Report 2019 Pg. 71, Figure 42
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
General Household Survey, 2018 Pg. 67, Figure 17.2
General Household Survey, 2010 Page 38, Figure 33
General Household Survey, 2014 Page 60, Figure 47
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2016
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 Pg. 47, Table 21
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 Pg. 28, Table 12
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data available
Food security & nutrition

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Food security & nutrition Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2016
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 Pg. 28, Table 12
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2016,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
SDG Baseline Report 2017 Pg. 90
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim
Years - 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Governance, Public Safety and Justice Survey Pg. 21, Table 6
(9.2) Crime rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Crime & justice

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Crime & justice Disaggregation - Crime Type
Years - 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey 2018/19 Page 16, Table 4
(9.3) Data on prison population Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 Page 55, Table 4.2.3
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2015
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report-03-10-19 - Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 Page 165, Table B3
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Page 3. Prod QNU
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Page 8. Exp QNU
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Income Components
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Pages 27. Coe QNU and 29. Gos QNU
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 Table 2, Employed/population ratio; Table 2.2 Labour Force Characteristics by Age Group
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Industry, Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 Table 3.1
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 Table 2, Unemployment rate; Table 2.2 for broken down age groups
(13.1) Consumer price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
P0141 CPI (COICOP) from January 2008 (201806) Search Time series data > CPI
(13.2) Producers price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
P0142.1 PPI New series from 2013(202002) Search Time series data > PPI
(14.1) Actual revenues Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Revenue Source
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018) Publication Number: P9119.3, Timeseries File: Financial statistics of national government (2005 to 2018).zip, Excel doc.
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Economic Classification, Functional Classification
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018) Publication Number: P9119.3, Timeseries File: Financial statistics of national government (2005 to 2018).zip, Excel doc.
(15.1) Money supply Data Not Available
Money & banking
(15.2) Interest rates Data Not Available
Money & banking
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Export and Import Unit Value Indices (201805), monthly Publication Number: P0142.7, Timeseries File: Export and import unit value indices (202001).zip
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); TXT (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Export and Import Unit Value Indices (201805), monthly Publication Number: P0142.7, Timeseries File: Export and import unit value indices (202001).zip
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Crop Type
Years - 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Abstract of Agricultural Statistics 2019 Table 6, Page 6 Maize; Table 9, Page 9 Wheat; Page 12, Table 12 Grain Sorguhm, etc
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
SDG Baseline Report 2017 Pg. 164 Indicator 15.1.12
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Report-11-02-01 - Census of commercial agriculture: Financial and production statistics, 2017 Page 14-18, Table I-Table M
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Physical Account - Abalone, CHM, Hake, SCRL, WCRL
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - Activity Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Date)
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Physical accounts tab (after Minerals tab)
(19.4) Water consumption Data Not Available
Resource use
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity, Sector
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Summary Tables 2002 -2013 tab
(20.2) Energy supply Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Summary Tables for Energy, 2002 - 2013 tab
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Gas Type
Years - 2010, 2013
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
MDG 2015 Country report Pg. 97, Table 10
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data Not Available
Pollution
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 Pg. 41, Figure 10.1
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 Pg. 48, Figure 11.1
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
General Household Survey (GHS) 2010 Pg. 94, Table 9.1
General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 Pg. 140, Table 8.1
General Household Survey (GHS) 2015 Pg. 127, Table 8.1
(22.4) Access to electricity Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data Not Available
Built environment

Recommendations

Every country can improve their open data and ODIN scores can help identify gaps where improvements should be focused. The following recommendations may involve not only the national statistics office, but the entire national statistical system.

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23 ODIN indicators were not published with any of the required disaggregation. ODIN indicators are only a representative sample of the types of data a country should publish and not all indicators below may be relevant to your country. Nonetheless, those that are should be published. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website. See the Methodology Guide for definitions of each indicator.

Missing ODIN Indicator Required Disaggregation
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(8.3) Data on child marriages None
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status
(15.1) Money supply Money Aggregates
(15.2) Interest rates Rate Type
(17.1) Current account Account Components
(17.2) Capital and financial account Account Components
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type

30 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a machine readable format. Machine-readable data are structured data in formats that can be read and processed by a computer. These include Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), common-separated values (CSV), and Microsoft Excel’s Open XML Spreadsheet (XLSX). When data are made available in formats that are not machine-readable, users cannot easily access and modify the data, which severely restricts their use. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a machine readable format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in machine readable formats Dataset URL File Format
(1.1) Population data P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2018, P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2014, P0318 - General Household Survey (GHS), 2010 PDF (np)
(1.2) Birth rate P0305 Recorded live births PDF (np);
(1.3) Death rate P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2017, P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2014, P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa 2010: Findings from death notification PDF (np)
(2.3) Education expenditures Report-92-01-05 - Education series volume V, 2017 PDF (np)
(3.1) Enrollment rate Report 92-01-03 - Educational series volume III: Educational enrolment and achievement PDF (np)
(3.3) Competency exam results Report-03-10-12 - Gender series volume II: Education and gender, PDF (np);
(5.1) Immunization rate MDG 2015 Country Report PDF (np);
(5.2) Diseases prevalence General Household Survey 2016 , General Household Survey 2018, General Household Survey 2010 PDF (np);
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate SDG Country Report 2019 PDF (np);
(6.4) Fertility rate Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 PDF (np)
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate SDG Baseline Report 2019 PDF (np);
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity General Household Survey, 2018, General Household Survey, 2010, General Household Survey, 2014 PDF (np)
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 PDF (np)
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 PDF (np)
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 PDF (np)
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions SDG Baseline Report 2017 PDF (np);
(9.2) Crime rate Governance, Public Safety and Justice Survey PDF (np)
(9.2) Crime rate Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey 2018/19 PDF (np)
(10.1) Poverty rate Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 PDF (np)
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Report-03-10-19 - Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 PDF (np)
(12.1) Employment rate QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 PDF (np)XLSX (r, np)
(12.2) Employment distribution QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 PDF (np)XLSX (r, np)
(12.3) Unemployment rate QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4 PDF (np)XLSX (r, np)
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Abstract of Agricultural Statistics 2019 PDF (np)
(18.2) Data on protected lands SDG Baseline Report 2017 PDF (np);
(18.3) Commondity production Report-11-02-01 - Census of commercial agriculture: Financial and production statistics, 2017 PDF (np)
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions MDG 2015 Country report PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 PDF (np);
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms General Household Survey (GHS) 2010, General Household Survey (GHS) 2018, General Household Survey (GHS) 2015 PDF (np);

25 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years with complete metadata. Many metadata standards can be used to meet ODIN criteria for complete metadata. Metadata must include the following three components: 1) Source agency of data, 2) Definition of indicator, and 3) Date that data was uploaded online. Datasets should be published with ample metadata to “aid both discoverability and usability of the data,” according to the Open Data Handbook. Various metadata standards exist that are often used for statistical data, including Dublin Core, Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT), and RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data with incomplete metadata was found.

ODIN Indicator with Incomplete Metadata Dataset URL Metadata Components Not Found
(2.3) Education expenditures Report-92-01-05 - Education series volume V, 2017 Date, Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate Report 92-01-03 - Educational series volume III: Educational enrolment and achievement Source, Date, Definition
(3.3) Competency exam results Report-03-10-12 - Gender series volume II: Education and gender, Source, Date, Definition
(5.1) Immunization rate MDG 2015 Country Report Date, Definition
(5.2) Diseases prevalence General Household Survey 2016 , General Household Survey 2018, General Household Survey 2010 Source, Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate SDG Country Report 2019 Source, Date, Definition
(6.4) Fertility rate Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 Source, Date, Definition
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate SDG Baseline Report 2019 Source, Date, Definition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity General Household Survey, 2018, General Household Survey, 2010, General Household Survey, 2014 Source, Date, Definition
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions SDG Baseline Report 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(10.1) Poverty rate Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Source, Definition
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Source, Definition
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) GDP P0441- 2019Q4 Source, Definition
(13.1) Consumer price index P0141 CPI (COICOP) from January 2008 (201806) Source, Definition
(13.2) Producers price index P0142.1 PPI New series from 2013(202002) Source, Date, Definition
(14.1) Actual revenues Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018) Source, Date, Definition
(14.2) Actual expenditures Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018) Source, Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports Export and Import Unit Value Indices (201805), monthly Source, Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports Export and Import Unit Value Indices (201805), monthly Source, Date, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Abstract of Agricultural Statistics 2019 Date, Definition
(18.2) Data on protected lands SDG Baseline Report 2017 Source, Date, Definition
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Source, Definition
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities EEA Compendium Tables 2017 Source, Definition
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions MDG 2015 Country report Source, Date, Definition

20 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 6 of the last 10 years. It is important to publish historical data, if they exist, and not only recent data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data for less than 6 of the last 10 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type Report 92-01-03 - Educational series volume III: Educational enrolment and achievement 2015
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage Report-03-10-12 - Gender series volume II: Education and gender, 2014,
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex MDG 2015 Country Report 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,
(6.4) Fertility rate None Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 2016
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 2016
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 2016
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age Report 03-00-09 South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016 2016
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None SDG Baseline Report 2017 2016,
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Governance, Public Safety and Justice Survey 2018/2019,2014/2015,2015/2016,2016/2017,2017/2018,2018/2019
(10.1) Poverty rate None Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 2011,2015
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None Report-03-10-19 - Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017 2011,2015
(18.2) Data on protected lands None SDG Baseline Report 2017 2010,2015,2016
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type Report-11-02-01 - Census of commercial agriculture: Financial and production statistics, 2017 2017
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type MDG 2015 Country report 2010,2013
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 2010,2012,2014,2016,2017,2018
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 2010,2012,2014,2016,2017,2018

20 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 3 of the last 5 years. It is important to publish recent data, if they exist, and not only time series data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data for less than 3 of the last 5 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(1.3) Death rate Sex P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2017, P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa: Findings from death notification, 2014, P0309.3 - Mortality and causes of death in South Africa 2010: Findings from death notification 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type Login/account is now needed to access previous year's dataset and dataset is outside of date range 2015
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage 2014,
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex MDG 2015 Country Report 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None SDG Country Report 2019 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
(6.4) Fertility rate None 2016
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None SDG Baseline Report 2019 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age 2016
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age 2016
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age 2016
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None 2016,
(10.1) Poverty rate None 2011,2015
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None Dataset from previous year is no longer accessible without access to account 2011,2015
(18.2) Data on protected lands None SDG Baseline Report 2017 2010,2015,2016
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type 2017
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity EEA Compendium Tables 2017 2010,2011,2012,2013,
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type 2010,2013

23 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data at the subnational geographic level. Disaggregation of indicators at the subnational level is one of the key elements to effectively monitor development of a country and ensure certain groups of people are not left behind. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data was only made available at the national level.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status P0305 Recorded live births
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex MDG 2015 Country Report
(6.4) Fertility rate None Report 03-00-09 - South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 2016: Key Indicators Report, 2016
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate None SDG Baseline Report 2019
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Governance, Public Safety and Justice Survey
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship Governance, Public Safety, and Justice Survey 2018/19
(10.1) Poverty rate None Inequality Trends in South Africa: A Multidimensional Diagnostic of Inequality, 2017
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry GDP P0441- 2019Q4
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories GDP P0441- 2019Q4
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components GDP P0441- 2019Q4
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age QLFS Trends 2008-2019Q4
(13.2) Producers price index None P0142.1 PPI New series from 2013(202002)
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018)
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification Financial statistics of national government (2005-2018)
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status Abstract of Agricultural Statistics 2019
(18.2) Data on protected lands None SDG Baseline Report 2017
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type Report-11-02-01 - Census of commercial agriculture: Financial and production statistics, 2017
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests None EEA Compendium Tables 2017
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type EEA Compendium Tables 2017
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type MDG 2015 Country report
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None General Household Survey (GHS) 2010, General Household Survey (GHS) 2018, General Household Survey (GHS) 2015

Country Context

To understand a country’s commitment to open data, it is important to look at ODIN scores in context. The information below includes assessments of the country’s statistical capacity, links to relevant laws, and comparative measures of the country’s performance on other measures of data coverage, openness, and government transparency.

Statistical Capacity Indicators

The World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. For more information, click the scores below.

Overall Score
76%
Methodology Subscore
80%
Source Data Subscore
60%
Periodicity Subscore
87%

Legal Framework

Data Commitments

National Data Strategy

National data strategies or National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) provide a country with a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). It presents the statistics office’s priorities for the next 5-10 years.

Read the Strategic plan 2015/2016 – 2019/2020 for South Africa.

IMF Standards for Data Dissemination

Data dissemination standards enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics, which contributes to sound macroeconomic policies and the efficient functioning of financial markets.

South Africa is a SDDS Subscriber

Open Data Charter (ODC)

The ODC is a collaboration between over 100 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of seven principles.

South Africa has not adopted the charter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

South Africa has been a member since 2011.

Index Comparison

Click on the index name on the vertical axis to view the country data from the managing organization’s website.

All scores have been converted to a 100 point scale.